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Packers and Bears players and coaches link arms during the national anthem

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers links arms with Richard Rodgers and Randall Cobb during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- Players and coaches from the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears linked arms on opposite sidelines after Aaron Rodgers' call for unity last week.

Rodgers urged fans to locks arms during the game to promote unity and stand in solidarity with players. Rodgers' request happened as planned with many fans chanting 'USA! USA!' while the anthem was sung.

“This is about unity and love and growing together as a society, and starting a conversation around something that may be a little bit uncomfortable for people," Rodgers told Packers News on Tuesday.

Last week, over 200 NFL players across the nation took a knee in protest of President Trump calling for players who protest to be fired.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones joined his players in taking a knee before the anthem was played when the Cowboys faced the Cardinals on Monday night. It is unknown whether players will continue protesting during the next week of play.

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